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  • December 2019

    Labor Basics Today, 9 a.m. - noon

    Want to mix and match our Parent Education classes to fit your needs? Start with this Labor Basics class, and then add additional classes as desired.

  • Breastfeeding Class Today, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This class teaches the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, how fathers can help, latching on, positions for breastfeeding, how to tell if your baby is getting enough, troubleshooting, pumping and much more.

  • Newborn Class Sunday, Dec. 8, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This hands-on session teaches early infant care, including diapering, umbilical cord care and infant safety. Great for for first-time parents, adopting parents, grandparents and other family members.

  • Mother/Baby Support Group Monday, Dec. 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Meet other moms and babies for an open discussion about a variety of topics, including adjusting to motherhood and caring for your baby. No registration required or cost to attend.

  • Writing as Healing Monday, Dec. 9, 1 - 3 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Research has shown that certain types of expressive writing can help to reduce stress, promote healing and improve the quality of life.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group – Afternoon Monday, Dec. 9, 2 - 3 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Bring your baby and meet moms helping other moms with the guidance of a lactation consultant. We can determine the need for a private lactation consultation. This group is free to attend and no registration is needed.

  • Infant CPR for Family & Friends Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Learn basic life support, the Heimlich maneuver and infant safety tips. This is not a certifying course.

  • Newborn Class Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This hands-on session teaches early infant care, including diapering, umbilical cord care and infant safety. Great for for first-time parents, adopting parents, grandparents and other family members.

  • Specialty Rehab Class Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Topics include Cancer-Related Fatigue, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and the Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise. Morning and afternoon sessions available.

  • Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Three free individualized, coaching sessions help you go SMOKE FREE. Available through the Community Health Outreach and Education program.

  • Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Smyrna Health & Wellness Center

    Join us for a free, comprehensive seminar to learn if weight-loss surgery is right for you. You will have the opportunity to meet a bariatric surgeon to answer your questions.

  • Trauma Survivors Support Group Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    The Trauma Survivors Support Group provides an opportunity for trauma survivors and their families to connect with one another.

  • Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Three free individualized, coaching sessions help you go SMOKE FREE. Available through the Community Health Outreach and Education program.

  • Parkinson’s Disease Education and Support Group Wednesday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. - noon

    Smyrna Health & Wellness Center

    Meet other people with Parkinson’s disease and talk about how to cope with changes in your life. Speak to health professionals about how to live well with Parkinson’s disease. Care partners of individuals with Parkinson’s disease are welcome to join. At November’s meeting, Dr. Justin Martello, MD, Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialist, will speak about new medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease and updates. Please also note, all future meetings at Smyrna, including this one, will be now held on the…

  • Better Breathers Club Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    A program of ChristianaCare Health System and the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers Club is a support group for patients and their caregivers who have chronic lung diseases such as COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis.  The club helps members learn better ways to cope with their lung disease with monthly presentations, and by connecting participants with those in similar situations. Presentations cover many topics including: Education on disease processes Breathing and relaxation techniques Medications Oxygen and home assistance devices Rehabilitation…

  • Chair Yoga Class Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2 - 3 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is partnering with the Cancer Support Community to bring Chair Yoga to Newark. Join us for this free class which gently strengthens and stretches the whole body, all while seated. This weekly class is available to all cancer patients, caregivers and their family members.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group – Evening Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6 - 7 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Bring your baby and meet moms helping other moms with the guidance of a lactation consultant. We can determine the need for a private lactation consultation. This group is free to attend and no registration is needed.

  • Specialty Rehab Class Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Topics include Cancer-Related Fatigue, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and the Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise. Morning and afternoon sessions available.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This support group is for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the past five years.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This support group is for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the past five years.

  • Labor & Delivery Tour Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Tour Christiana Hospital’s Labor and Delivery area. This is a free service for expecting mothers. Please call as soon as possible as these tours fill up quickly. Please note: Expectant mothers may bring one support person who must be at least 14 years or older to attend the tour. A virtual tour is available online. To find out which parent education classes are best for your needs, visit the Parent Education section to view recommended options. Prices of Parent Education…

  • Grandparenting Class Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This class is just for grandparents or grandparents-to-be, and includes information on how to help the new parents and become the family historian.

  • two women practicing Yoga outdoors at sunset Having a Hysterectomy? Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Learn how to prepare mentally and physically for a hysterectomy.

  • Labor & Delivery Tour Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Tour Christiana Hospital’s Labor and Delivery area. This is a free service for expecting mothers. Please call as soon as possible as these tours fill up quickly. Please note: Expectant mothers may bring one support person who must be at least 14 years or older to attend the tour. A virtual tour is available online. To find out which parent education classes are best for your needs, visit the Parent Education section to view recommended options. Prices of Parent Education…

  • Labor & Delivery Tour Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Tour Christiana Hospital’s Labor and Delivery area. This is a free service for expecting mothers. Please call as soon as possible as these tours fill up quickly. Please note: Expectant mothers may bring one support person who must be at least 14 years or older to attend the tour. A virtual tour is available online. To find out which parent education classes are best for your needs, visit the Parent Education section to view recommended options. Prices of Parent Education…

  • Health Info You Can Use! For the Love of Health Friday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    New Castle Farmerʼs Market — Market Stage Area

    Each month the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Community Health Outreach and Education Program presents health information and resources. Cancer Outreach team will provide free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings. Cancer awareness, education and screening information for Breast, Colorectal, Cervical, Lung cancer and smoking cessation resources. Amerihealth Caritas DE will also be available to answer your questions about health insurance and health resources. Stop by and see us — for the love of health! For more information…

  • Creating Memories with Georgia Jones Friday, Dec. 13, 12 - 2 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    This program is open to people receiving cancer treatment as well as those who have completed cancer treatment

  • Mother/Baby Support Group Monday, Dec. 16, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Meet other moms and babies for an open discussion about a variety of topics, including adjusting to motherhood and caring for your baby. No registration required or cost to attend.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group – Afternoon Monday, Dec. 16, 2 - 3 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Bring your baby and meet moms helping other moms with the guidance of a lactation consultant. We can determine the need for a private lactation consultation. This group is free to attend and no registration is needed.

  • Find Your Way to Successful Weight Loss Monday, Dec. 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Wilmington Hospital

    The ChristianaCare Weight Management Center hosts a free monthly weight loss seminar, providing information about obesity and treatment options that best fit your own personal needs.

  • Infant CPR for Family & Friends Monday, Dec. 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Learn basic life support, the Heimlich maneuver and infant safety tips. This is not a certifying course.

  • Newborn Class Monday, Dec. 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This hands-on session teaches early infant care, including diapering, umbilical cord care and infant safety. Great for for first-time parents, adopting parents, grandparents and other family members.

  • Specialty Rehab Class Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Topics include Cancer-Related Fatigue, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and the Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise. Morning and afternoon sessions available.

  • Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Three free individualized, coaching sessions help you go SMOKE FREE. Available through the Community Health Outreach and Education program.

  • Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6 - 7 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Each group session includes a 30-minute lecture and a 30-minute general discussion about the changes that come with bariatric surgery.

  • Relaxation and Breathing Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This enjoyable class will teach you stress-management techniques that you will be able to use throughout your life. Practice breathing through contractions and pushing.

  • Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Three free individualized, coaching sessions help you go SMOKE FREE. Available through the Community Health Outreach and Education program.

  • Blood Pressure Screening at Route 9 Library Wednesday, Dec. 18, 12 - 2 p.m.

    The Blood Pressure Ambassadors will be doing screenings at the Route 9 Library which is located at 3022 New Castle Avenue in New Castle, Delaware.

  • Time for You – Using the Arts and Humanities to Foster Joy and Meaning in Your Work Wednesday, Dec. 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

    Holiday Presence December is a busy month!  Join fellow caregivers to discover how to stay “present” with yourself and loved ones during this demanding time of juggling work, family and life. Facilitator: Mark Mason, Licensed Psychologist and  Resident Wellbeing Specialist, Center for Provider Wellbeing. This activity has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ To register, search Time For You in Learning Space.    Video conference of the program will be available at the Wilmington Campus, Brandywine Conference Center,…

  • Chair Yoga Class Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2 - 3 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is partnering with the Cancer Support Community to bring Chair Yoga to Newark. Join us for this free class which gently strengthens and stretches the whole body, all while seated. This weekly class is available to all cancer patients, caregivers and their family members.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group – Evening Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Bring your baby and meet moms helping other moms with the guidance of a lactation consultant. We can determine the need for a private lactation consultation. This group is free to attend and no registration is needed.

  • Breastfeeding Class Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    This class teaches the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, how fathers can help, latching on, positions for breastfeeding, how to tell if your baby is getting enough, troubleshooting, pumping and much more.

  • Laryngectomy Educational Group Thursday, Dec. 19, 12 - 1 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Speech pathologist, Janet Sechrist, facilitates this program for people living with laryngectomies.

  • Specialty Rehab Class Thursday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Topics include Cancer-Related Fatigue, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and the Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise. Morning and afternoon sessions available.

  • Faith, Uncertainty and Cancer Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Receive spiritual support and guidance and explore issues such as faith, meaning, purpose, uncertainty, doubt and quality of life. Facilitated by Sister Julian Wilson, MSFL, ACC.

  • Infant CPR for Family & Friends Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Learn basic life support, the Heimlich maneuver and infant safety tips. This is not a certifying course.

  • Labor Basics Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

    Want to mix and match our Parent Education classes to fit your needs? Start with this Labor Basics class, and then add additional classes as desired.

  • Stroke Education & Support Group Friday, Dec. 20, 12 - 1 p.m.

    ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services

    Stroke survivors, their caregivers, family, friends and medical professionals are invited to attend our monthly meetings. At some meetings, outside speakers will focus on related health care topics and other important issues. At other meetings, a general support group is held.

  • Mother/Baby Support Group Monday, Dec. 23, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

    Christiana Hospital campus

    Meet other moms and babies for an open discussion about a variety of topics, including adjusting to motherhood and caring for your baby. No registration required or cost to attend.

  • Caregiver Support Group Monday, Dec. 23, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

    The Caregiver Support Group will offer caregivers of loved ones with dementias or related memory impairment the opportunity to meet with other caregivers in similar situations in a confidential environment.

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